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MENLO PARK

Your own backyard

As raising chickens returns to vogue, local people forge a new relationship with key food source. ==B Picture:== Kung Pao,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Willows parent, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 1689 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Director of California High-speed Rail Authority resigns

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, is stepping down at the end of March....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 1487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP district will take all Tinsley students next year

The Menlo Park City School District voted to enroll its full allotment of Tinsley transfer students from the Ravenswood school...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 11 comments | 2325 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Finding the magic of geo-caching

Hidden throughout California are more than 77,000 caches of small treasures of indeterminate value but high on the fun scale....

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by Danna, on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 2715 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Tawdry tactics by labor council

On May 14, I received a flier from the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council in San Jose that slams Yoriko Kishimoto, candidate...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Same ol, Same ol', on Jun 3, 2010 at 10:56 am | 4 comments | 4002 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local firefighters help out in San Bruno

Local firefighters played a role in fighting the massive residential fire that began with the explosion of a gas pipeline...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Voter, on Sep 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1274 Views

MENLO PARK

Fight for Menlo Park pool contract

The rivalry between two Menlo Park swim clubs has splashed beyond the pool, as Team Sheeper and SOLO Aquatics attempt to...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by MKC, on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm | 47 comments | 7096 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 41 comments | 4151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain declares fiscal emergency

Caltrain's board of directors declared a fiscal emergency March 3 during a meeting in San Carlos that attracted hundreds...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Biff Menlo, on Mar 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 1539 Views

FICTION

Reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

"That he's dead is part of the healing process," said Harold Schapelhouman, chief at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Homeopathy, on May 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 15 comments | 4571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summit Prep cited as 'transformative' high school

Newsweek magazine has named Summit Preparatory Charter High School one of 10 "transformative" high schools in its annual...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2078 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Remembering Andy Garcia on 10th anniversary of 9/11

The annual Andy Garcia 5K run, walk and bike event in Portola Valley will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The community...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2011
Last comment by Helena, on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1964 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Reward offered in cat-drowning case

The Peninsula Humane Society is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by PitOwner, on Nov 10, 2011 at 9:10 am | 8 comments | 2366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rail authority CEO to resign

California's quest to build the nation's first high-speed rail took another unexpected twist Thursday when the the man charged...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 13, 2012 at 6:29 am | 3 comments | 1546 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cover story: X-rays at SLAC expose theorems of Archimedes under medieval prayers

A modern marriage of ancient wisdom with space-age technology at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is producing...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by someone, on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 am | 1 comment | 1319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire blazes through East Palo Alto home

A 9-year-old boy who was playing fort in the garage accidentally started a fire that gutted the family home after he dropped...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 7 comments | 1468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Train strikes man in Palo Alto

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad Co. freight train Monday night north of Churchill...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm | 14 comments | 2546 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Atherton officers perform important work, professionally

In response to the "Viewpoint" article (Atherton faces big decision on police costs) in the Almanac by the editor dated May...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Other side of the coin, on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 13 comments | 1899 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford student pleads not guilty after fatal crash

A Stanford Graduate School of Business student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges related to a fatal...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:58 am | 2 comments | 2492 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Gas main breaks on University Drive

Police and firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District are at the scene of a gas-main break in the 1300 block...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 11 comments | 5413 Views
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